Three family-owned US wine firms have united to launch a new company to boost sales of their brands. 

LCF Wines, based in Lodi, California, has been established by the LangeTwins, Coors and Ficeli families as a sales and marketing business. The brands that will be promoted include LangeTwins, Goosecross, Assembly, Caricature and Caminada. 

The new company said yesterday (5 March) it has “national reach with strong distributor partners” in the US. 

"With this partnership, we can now seamlessly develop our family-owned wine brands, offering our trade partners exceptional wines with purpose and a true sense of place,” said LCF Wines president Dave Ficeli. 

Expert analysis

Wine in the US

Wine in the US

In 2012, wine maintained its recovery in terms of total value sales after posting a decline during the recession in 2009. In 2012, consumer confidence continued to slowly return and consumers once more